NBA’s Rose cleared in rape lawsuit

first_imgLOS ANGELES (AP):NBA star Derrick Rose and two friends were cleared Wednesday in a $21.5-million lawsuit that accused them of gang raping his ex-girlfriend when she was incapacitated from drugs or alcohol.Jurors in Los Angeles federal court reached the verdict in less than four hours after concluding there was a lack of evidence to support the woman’s claims and dismissing her account as unbelievable.Rose remained stoic as the verdict was read and later thanked jurors and posed for photos with them in the lobby, draping his left arm around each one who wanted a souvenir of the Knicks point guard as one of his lawyers snapped photos on their phones.The case was X-rated at times with testimony from the men about poolside group sex at a mansion Rose rented in Beverly Hills in the summer of 2013 and multiple sexual encounters throughout the night and into the next morning.The woman denied having sex at Rose’s place, saying she had a few tequila shots and felt drugged before going home. Her lawyer said the defence invented the story to make it look like she had willingly had sex with the men.The incident in question happened hours later in the early morning of August 27, when she said the three men came to her Los Angeles apartment and had sex with her after she had passed out.The issue for the jury was whether she consented to sex or was too intoxicated to do so. The men all said it was clear she was willing when she stopped the three outside her bedroom door and said, “One at a time.”last_img read more

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Pringle’s 29 lifts GlobalPort to 1st win

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netStanley Pringle’s herculean effort did not go to waste this time as he lead GlobalPort to a 78-70 victory over Rain or Shine for its first win in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup Friday at Mall of Asia Arena.The former Rookie of the Year made most of his damage in the first half where he unleashed 20 of his 29 points on 5-of-10 shooting from beyond the arc to help Batang Pier halt a two-game losing skid. He also had nine rebounds.ADVERTISEMENT Kelly Nabong chipped in 12 markers and 13 boards, while Bradwyn Guinto had a near double-double with 10 points and nine rebounds.Coming off a 29-point showing against Ginebra, Sean Anthony settled for the dirty work as he collected three markers, 13 rebounds and 12 assists.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThat was just the kind of performance coach Pido Jarencio has been looking for as they limited their foes to just 80 points after giving up a league second-worst 109.5 points in their first two games.“It was a lesson learned for us. We hit our target that we limit our opponents to 80 points below. We talked about it with the players that we have to consider defending and tonight, we played good defense,” he said. Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals LATEST STORIES SEA Games 2019: Nicanor rallies to bring home 1st fencing gold for PH PLAY LIST 01:39SEA Games 2019: Nicanor rallies to bring home 1st fencing gold for PH04:16Hidilyn Diaz clinches her 1st SEA Games weightlifting gold04:07SEA Games: John Marvin 1st Filipino boxer to crash out, bows to Vietnam bet02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Dexter Maiquez put Rain or Shine within one, 61-62, with 7:16 to go, but GlobalPort responded with an 8-0 blast to take a 70-61 lead with 4:24 left and never let go of the lead.Gabe Norwood topped the Elastopainters, who suffered their second consecutive defeat to fall to 1-2, with 15 points, eight rebounds.Mark Borboran added 13 markers on a 3-of-7 clip from downtown, to go with five boards, while Maverick Ahanmisi got 10 points and five rebounds in the losing cause.The Scores:GLOBALPORT 78 – Pringle 29, Nabong 12, Guinto 10, Grey 8, Sargent 8, Gabayni 4, Anthony 3, Flores 2, Elorde 2, Arana 0, Juico 0, Taha 0.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew RAIN OR SHINE 70 – Norwood 15, Borboran 13, Ahanmisi 10, Belga 8, Nambatac 6, Yap 5, Ponferrada 3, Daquioag 3, Trollano 3, Almazan 2, Maiquez 2,Quarters: 19-18, 41-35, 58-56, 78-70.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next San Beda to see action in Dubai basketball tilt Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina View commentslast_img read more

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School safety, disaster risk management priorities for Education Ministry

first_imgSchool safety and disaster risk management are top priorities for the Education Ministry, in order to create safe environments for children and teachers.This was accentuated at the opening session of a four-day event being held by the Education Ministry in collaboration with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and in partnership with the Presidential Agency on International CooperationExecutive Director of the EPA, Dr Vincent Adamsof Colombia.The Mission is geared at facilitating the transfer of risk management and school safety between Guyanese and the Colombian contingent.According to District Education Officer Sherwin Blackman, Coordinator of the Mission, the partnership started over a year ago between the Education Ministry, EPA and the Government of Colombia.He said the goal is to create a mobile system to teach risk management and first-aid for the benefit of schools. He further stated that when discussing the issue of risk management, it must be understood not only in the context of natural disasters, but other social issues.Delivering the feature address on behalf of the Minister of Education was RegionalDistrict Education Officer Sherwin BlackmanEducation Officer (Region 10) Marcia Paddy, who said that, in May 2018, a representative from the Education Ministry (Sherwin Blackman) and the EPA had represented Guyana in Colombia in an exploratory visit to gain experience in disaster risk management in schools.“This was with the understanding that Guyana will do its part in implementing processes that will result in safer and greener educational facilities; that the education sector will work towards the continued reducing of risk at schools, and establish an ideal yet adaptable approach to risk management at the school level”, Paddy noted.She said the plan to address these issues is not haphazard in any way. Paddy further explained, “It is a structured, in-depth process that encompasses a variety of approaches and synergies. The Ministry of Education recognises the significance of risk management and school safety in the promotion of bestRegional Education Officer Marcia Paddypractices of risk management.”Additionally, she noted that, in 2017, the following three schools participated in a competition and were assessed locally based on the vulnerability assessment. These schools were Diamond Secondary, South Ruimveldt Secondary and Tucville Secondary.Following this competition, Paddy said, action plans with recommendations for improving each of the named school’s safety and disaster risk reduction plan were designed.Moreover, she noted that the Model Safe School Programme is being piloted at three other schools; these are St. John’s College, Richard Ishmael Secondary School and Dolphin Secondary School.She said the long-term expectations as a result of the training are geared at the development of comprehensive protocols for risk management equipment and to ensure teachers and students are trained as first responders with basic first-aid skills.Executive Director of the EPA, Dr Vincent Adams, said Guyana is a blessed country. He noted that, save for floods, the country is not affected by any major natural disaster.Despite this, he reminded that Guyana is still vulnerable, since it is below seaThe representatives from Colombia at today’s Mission engagementlevel. As such, he noted that risk management and risk analysis will teach Guyanese, especially children, how to be prepared, and what to do if certain situations arise.Dr Adams added that with climate change being inevitable, preparedness is necessary.Meanwhile, Lieutenant Colonel Kester Craig, Director General of the Civil Defence Commission, said children are an important group, since they are strong and resilient, adapting to stresses that weaken most adults. However, he noted that children are still vulnerable.He said educational facilities need to be retrofitted to make the environment safe. According to the Director General, this needs to be done at both private and public schools, and with instruments that are simple, applicable and adaptable.Further, he said that personnel within the school system, including teachers, need to be trained and equipped to protect those persons who come under their charge.Secretary-General of the Guyana Red Cross, Dorothy Fraser, noted that training in the areas of risk management and school safety is imperative, so that young people, parents and teachers can know how to prevent disaster and administer aid.last_img read more

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Public Health Ministry aiming for 30% malaria reduction in 2019

first_imgWhen compared to the malaria statistics for 2018, the Public Health Ministry is aiming to lower this number by 30 per cent through its National Malaria Programme (NMP) by improving the distribution network of pharmaceuticals and medical supplies.This was revealed by the Ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Collette Adams, who stated earlier this week that four strategic regions – Region One (Barima-Waini), Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni), Eight (Potaro-Siparuni) and Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo) – have the concentrated malaria cases.“Better quality of living includes protection against vector borne diseases, such as the malaria epidemic in the interior location of Barima-Waini, Cuyuni-Mazaruni and Potaro-Siparuni and Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo… For this year, the NMP aims to reduce malaria cases to approximately 11,000, a 30 per cent reduction over 2018 figures,” said Adams.Earlier last year, some 92,000 Long Lasting Insecticidal Nets (LLIN) were distributed within these regions to target the at-risk population. Persons were encouraged to seek immediate medical treatment if symptoms of malaria surface.“The treated LLIN help to prevent the spread of the malaria by the anopheles mosquito. There is significant treatment available for everyone with malaria-like symptoms. I want to encourage [persons] to seek immediate treatment, following the guidelines given by the Ministry,” she said.The Permanent Secretary mentioned that the Ministry is now catering for Venezuelan refugees. This is primarily done at the border to ensure measles and other diseases are kept at bay.“The Ministry of Public Health also encourages vaccines, available to cater for high volume of neighbouring Venezuelans seeking assistance in our country. The risk of importing measles is real and to respond to this imminent threat, Guyana’s collaboration with its technical partners PAHO/WHO to increase the vaccination coverage along the border and the most vulnerable groups.”Last March, Chief Medical Officer Shamdeo Persaud had stated that the inflow of Venezuelan migrants can challenge the healthcare sector.As a result of these concerns, an action plan was created to boost the immunisation efforts in both adults and children. Adding to that, there are mechanisms in place to cater for calls of additional supplies and human resources.She further added, “The action plan developed focuses not only on childhood immunisation but across all of the lifestyle cycles, which means protecting the adolescents, young adults and the elderly. Special emphasis was placed on ensuring that all migrants were screened or relevant vaccines were (administered) where evidence was lacking.”It was announced last year that there was a 58 per cent reduction in malaria cases from 2000 to 2015. The estimated number of malaria deaths was approximately 435,000 in 2017.last_img read more

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Teachers promised interim salary increase of 6-8%

first_img– strike called off following meeting with PresidentBy Samuel SukhnandanTeachers will receive an interim salary increase ranging from six to eight per cent, retroactive to January 1, 2017.Executive members of the Guyana Teachers Union making their way out of State House on Monday following a meeting with President David Granger and other top Government officialsThis decision was made following a meeting between officials of the Guyana Teachers Union (GTU), President David Granger and several top Government officials at State House on Monday.During the meeting, the two sides agreed to the establishment of a high-level task force comprising representatives from the Ministries of Education, Finance, Communities, Public Service and Presidency and representatives of the Union.GTU President Mark Lyte disclosed that the first meeting of the Task Force was set for Wednesday, November 1, 2017 after which a decision would be made on the timeline for the work of the Committee. He said the meeting also led to the planned two-day teachers’ strike being called off.“We would like to say now coming out of this meeting and fruitful discussion, the way forward on this…the President exhibited a lot of interest in what was going to be happening and we believe that we have reached a point where we can safely say that the Union will no longer be going forward with the strike that was planned for Thursday and Friday,” the top GTU official told media operatives.Asked whether he thought that the stand taken by the Union helped to fast track this meeting with the President and led to the setting of the committee, Lyte responded in the affirmative. “We believe that the action taken was one that was needed, because it seems as though no one was really paying attention to the interest of the teachers other than talk in public forum (about) teachers’ interest, but we feel coming out of today’s meeting, the President has been made aware of several things that were decided at different forum that in our view never went to the level that we thought it would have been placed.”In a joint statement issued on Monday, it stated that Education Minister Nicolette Henry has consented to taking the issue of the composition of the Task Force to Cabinet today, Tuesday, October 31, 2017. Apart from that, the Task Force will hold its first meeting to establish timelines for its meetings and the completion of its work. The Union has also agreed to provide a complete dossier of its financial and non-financial submissions by Wednesday, November 1, 2017.It was also noted that President Granger proposed that the discussions take a holistic view on the improvement of the education sector. The Task Force will, therefore, also take account of the findings of the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) into the Education Sector in Guyana and other matters relating to the well-being of teachers and students. The intention is to have these issues addressed.During a meeting on Thursday, October 26, a delegation from the GTU staged a walkout during discussions about a proposed multi-year agreement. Present at that meeting were Education Minister Henry, Chief Education Officer Marcel Hutson and team, while the Union had its President, General Secretary Coretta McDonald and other union members present.According to the Ministry in a statement after the meeting, the walkout was prompted by Minister Henry informing the Union that Government could only offer teachers the same increases it offered all public servants. Dissatisfied with the response, the GTU President decided that the meeting should not continue and together with his colleagues left the boardroom.According to the Ministry, the GTU had informed them it had no problem with the Government’s approach to non-financial issues, based on the last meeting the Union had with officials. The problems reportedly arose from the financial aspect of discussions which included salary increases, debunching, allowances and duty-free concessions.Lyte stated that the walkout resulted from the Government not addressing the Union’s substantive proposal. While noting that they remained open to talks with the Government, Lyte revealed that the Union would have commenced a countrywide strike from this week.The GTU President had said that after more than two years, officials at the Education Ministry remain reluctant to have a sit-down with the Union and discuss debunching payments. He had noted that the teachers were becoming more frustrated by the day, and warned of the consequences if the teachers decided to down tools to make their voices heard.The issues of concern to the Union include the stagnated negotiations between the GTU and the Education Ministry. The negotiations focused on, among other things, increased teachers’ remuneration and outstanding payments.Additionally, the Union had expressed concern about a memorandum that could see teachers having to work during their designated lunch period.Earlier this year, the GTU contended that teachers across the country were anxious to know when they would receive benefits of the proposed five-year agreement.In the previous agreement, the GTU managed to get a five per cent increase over the course of five years for teachers countrywide, but was hoping to see implementation of 45 per cent in 2017 and 50 per cent for the following three years (2018-2020) for all categories of teachers.last_img read more

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Correction: Site C Not In Compliance With Some Environmental Rules

first_imgHe also states that in paragraph 6(b) of the CEAA 2012, they are allegedly committing an offence contrary to subsection 99(1) which states they are punishable on liable and conviction, for a first time offence, to a fine of not more than $200,000 and not more than $400,000.It states that each day they continue to commit the offence, they are liable and can be punished for each separate day the offences are committed.Vitou says this is not legal action or judgement. If he returns, or someone else returns, and they find the same findings, they will take further action.Vitou says he will take comments from them until June 10th. If he withdraws his warning, he will give them written notice.Advertisement FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Chief of Compliance and Enforcement has issued a warning against Site C, saying the air isn’t being properly monitored.In his letter, he states he visited Site C from April 26th to April 29th of this year.During his inspection and also with information from B.C. Hydro and the Power Authority, Michel Vitou says he found that none of the air quality monitoring stations was collecting data for several substances:Total suspended particulatesCarbon monoxideNitrogen dioxideSulfur dioxide- Advertisement -He said they were unable to monitor proper air quality effects as required by conditions 12.3.3 and 12.3.4 and section 5.0 of the Air Quality Management Plan.Vitou says he has reasonable grounds to believe that BC Hydro and the Power Authority are not in compliance with the CEAA 2012.They are particularly not in compliance with condition 12.6 of the decision statement which was issued by the Minister of Environment.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Smokers face more restrictions

first_imgCALABASAS – A pioneer in the fight against public smoking, the city of Calabasas might extend one of the nation’s toughest public anti-smoking laws to include apartment complexes. The City Council tonight will review a proposal that would bar tenants from smoking on patios and balconies, allowing them to puff only inside their units or in designated areas. “We’re going to great lengths to protect public health,” Councilman Barry Groveman said. “We’re protecting people from the dangers of exposure of second-hand smoke, which is now indisputable.” Now, Calabasas prohibits smoking in all public spaces, including parks, apartment common areas, restaurants and bars, where anyone might be exposed to second-hand smoke. “It’s so much nicer to not have a smoker down there,” Savoia said. “As much as I don’t like restricting what people can do or can’t do in their home, it was affecting our quality of life.” But Steve Molina, 22, a smoker who would feel the effects of the amendment, said city officials are taking it too far. “This is a blatant attack on our civil liberties,” he said. To a certain extent, Savoia agreed. She will attend tonight’s council meeting to voice her opinion. “The biggest issue for me is not to restrict people, but to ensure everyone is ensured a healthy quality of life,” she said. “Smokers need to have a place to go. It’s not fair to ban it entirely. It’s not realistic.” angie.valencia@dailynews.com (818) 713-3699160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Under the proposed amendment, the goal would be to completely snuff out smoking in local apartment complexes by designating units as nonsmoking once smokers leave them. “Gradually, over time, as smokers move out, the complex would be completely smoke-free,” Councilwoman Mary Sue Maurer said. “There’s no pressure for them to move or quit smoking. New tenants would be moving into a smoke-free unit.” One complex already has taken steps to make its grounds smoke-free. Archstone Calabasas, one of the largest apartment complexes in the city with 1,700 units, banned smoking on balconies and patios at its complex a year ago. Before that ban, Sam Savoia had kept her patio door at the complex shut to prevent second-hand smoke from entering her apartment. She said her neighbors’ cigarette fumes endangered the health of her two children – leading her to complain to the building manager. Within a month, the smokers were gone. last_img read more

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SCORCHING WEATHER TO BRING RECORD CROWDS TO THE CHURCHILL FAIR

first_imgThe Churchill Fair is regarded as one of the most unique and most welcoming of gatherings in Donegal each year.Large numbers on the street for last year’s Fair.And aided by what promises to be scorching weather, the 19th annual event promises to draw huge crowds this weekend.The fair will be officially opened on Friday by Jason Black at 8.30pm. Events over the weekend include everything from underage soccer to birds of prey demonstration and from arts and crafts to a car boot and poultry fair.There will also be sheep shearing, a duck race, a 5km road race, sheep dog trials, a walk along the Bridle Path, clay pigeon shooting, a chain saw sculptor, a horse and pony show and kids entertainment.A very famous face on the streets of Churchill!The hard-working committee behind the scenes have once again ensured a great variety which offers something for everyone.Proceeds from this year’s Fair goes to the Friends of the Donegal Hospital. So if you are anywhere near Churchill this weekend, or even if you aren’t, make it your business to get close to the shores of Gartan.It’s a special place with a special welcome.These ladies really enjoyed last year’s FairAnd when the sun shines down, it displays everything that is wonderful about Donegal.See you there.For a full list of all events see www,churchillfair.org. SCORCHING WEATHER TO BRING RECORD CROWDS TO THE CHURCHILL FAIR was last modified: July 18th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:churchill fairlast_img read more

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Missing wedding ring – have you seen it?

first_imgYesterday we posted an article regarding a found engagement ring. Many have come forward however no one’s descriptions have matched the ring we have on file.After enquiring about the ring, Mary Elizabeth Devlin has launched an appeal with us for her own ring.She said; “I lost mine years ago now. It has an engraving on the inside that says ‘Joe’. And if I remember correctly it has about 6 or 7 small diamonds on a white gold band. Its been about four years since it was lost, but you’ll know its mine if the engraving is there.” She believes it may have been lost anywhere from the town square in Letterkenny all the way to the shopping centre.It was lost in March of 2012.Mary Elizabeth concluded by saying; “I know it’s a long time ago, but couldn’t hurt to see if someone found and kept it.”To get in touch, contact Donegal Daily’s Facebook page or email info@donegaldaily.com Missing wedding ring – have you seen it? was last modified: August 11th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:found ringletterkennymissing ringlast_img read more

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Lacazette, Belotti, Morata or Lukaku? Which striker should Man United sign?

first_img Alvaro Morata (Real Madrid) – AC Milan are pushing to get a deal for Morata over the line, but United are ready to swoop in and steal the Spain international away to Old Trafford. Milan’s offer of £48m could be easily matched by the Red Devils, and seems good value for a player who has impressed in both Spain and Italy, and is still just 24-years-old.
He is a less consistent goalscorer than all United’s other targets, having reached the 20-goal mark just once in his career – this season with Real. But while his 15 and 12 goal hauls with Juventus seem modest, his all-round ability earned praise and he was a key figure under Max Allegri.
Morata has all the makings of a forward who would excel under Mourinho, impressing with his hold-up play and willing to do the required defensive work, whilst still offering a threat in the final third. He might not be as flashy as original target Griezmann, but signing Morata could prove a shrewd move. 4 Alexandre Lacazette (Olympique Lyonnais) – The 26-year-old France international has long been touted as one of Europe’s most promising strikers, and on the back of his third successive season of scoring at least 20 goals, it appears he is living up to his reputation.
Doubts remain about Lacazette though. He has been scoring his goals in Ligue 1 – which is still considered weaker in relation to the Premier League – and 10 of his 28 league goals this season came from the penalty spot. On top of that, he has scored just one goal in 10 appearances for France, leading to questions about his true quality at the top level.
Of all the options, he is likely to be the cheapest for United to sign, and Lacazette seems to be keen on a transfer this summer – especially to England. Romelu Lukaku (Everton) Andrea Belotti (Torino) – The youngest of all United’s targets, at 23, signing Belotti would also be the most risky move for the Red Devils. He scored a modest 12 goals in the 2015/16 season, but burst into life in 2016/17 – netting 28 goals in 38 games in all competitions. He also made his Italy debut in August, and scored three goals in five international appearances before the turn of the year.
For a player with just one season of truly world class performances to his name, Belotti’s £86m release clause seems remarkably high, but nowadays that seems the going rate for a prolific goalscorer with youth on his side.
His main strength is his decisiveness in front of goal, having scored 26 league goals from just 49 shots on target. Impressively, just two of his strikes were from the penalty spot, and Belotti proved he is a complete striker by scoring well with every part of his body; 11 goals with his right foot, five with his left, and 10 with his head. 4 4 Manchester United have been dealt a huge blow with Antoine Griezmann now unlikely to move to Old Trafford this summer.The Atletico Madrid striker has made it clear he intends to stay with the LaLiga side due to their transfer ban – ending Jose Mourinho’s attempts to sign him.With that deal off the cards, United have adjusted their sights onto other targets – with four strikers lined up.They are: Alexandre Lacazette of Lyon, Torino’s Andrea Belotti, Real Madrid’s Alvaro Morata and Everton’s Romelu Lukaku.But, which striker would be best for the Red Devils? talkSPORT compare and assess the four forwards and discover which man would be best for Mourinho and Co.See the results by clicking the right arrow, above… 4last_img read more

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